It’s been an unsettling few weeks.
We’ve all had to endure enormous stress—from disruptions to our daily schedule, to anxiety over our salary and career, to worrying about the safety of friends and loved ones.
One domain that’s all too easy to neglect in times like these is our own health and wellness.
And yet, it’s an area we simply can’t afford to overlook. Not only is maintaining our well-being essential to resisting illness, it directly influences the quality of our thinking.
We simply can’t afford to make do with exhausted, pessimistic, and impulsive decisions. Not now. There’s too much on the line.
With that in mind, this Best Ideas of the Month is devoted to articles that help you achieve a little more health, happiness, and productivity within a home-based work setting. You’ll discover how to host a party without leaving your living room, the best foods to stock up on for shelf life and nutrition, and the right words to say to a loved one who is riddled with anxiety and feeling overwhelmed.
Essential Strategies for Working from Home Productively
New to working from home? Fortunately, some people have been doing it for years. Here are a number of powerful strategies they’ve discovered make for a smoother transition.
Your Colleagues Don’t Read Anything You Write. Here Are 8 Ways
to Change That.
Here are 8 clever email strategies for getting the replies you need to keep moving forward on projects. (Hint: It all starts with writing a subject line that grabs the reader’s attention).
Here’s What to Stock in Your Fridge and Pantry During a
When people stock up on food in preparation for extended periods at home, they tend to prioritize shelf-life over nutrition. Here’s an article with tips about healthy food you can buy and how to keep it fresh.
If Coronavirus Scares You, Read This to Take Control Over Your
If you’re generally fearful of getting ill, this pandemic is doubly unnerving. Here are 9 proactive ways to feel calmer and in control.
The Best Way to Support Stressed out Friends and Family
Trying to calm a stressed-out friend or family member? According to a new study, one of the most helpful things you can do is to validate how the person is feeling. Don’t minimize, empathize.
4 Ways to Help Prevent Loneliness While You’re Social
Social distancing can quickly lead to loneliness, which research has found can be as bad for your health as smoking. Here are some proactive ways to maintain a social life from the safety of your home.
Thanks for reading. Wishing all of you safety and health in the month ahead.
All the best,
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Ron Friedman, Ph.D.